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ELSING WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Lynda Smith 2003

Elsing is a small village north east of East Dereham

1914 – 1918

BOWES

Matthew Elijah

Private 18484. 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Died Saturday 23 February 1918. Born Hellesden (although believed to be really Elsing). Enlisted Norwich. Buried: ELSING (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

CANDY

Charles

Corporal 3469. 50th Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Formerly 16631 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Friday 4 May 1917. Born Braemore, Hants. Lived East Dereham. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: STE. CATHERINE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. C. 29

DACK

(Ernest) William

Private 40602. 7th Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment. Formerly 45465 Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday 31 July 1917. Born Elsing. Enlisted Weston, Norfolk. Buried: THE HUTS CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. I. B. 2.

DACK

John Charles

Private 3/10602. 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 27 July 1916. Born Elsing. Enlisted Bellingford, Norfolk. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D

ISBELL

Walter Gordon

Private 41204. 10th Bn., Essex Regiment. Formerly 5574 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Sunday 12 August 1917. Age 21. Born and lived Elsing. Enlisted Reepham, Norfolk. Son of George Isbell, of Elsing, East Dereham. Commemorated: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 39

KENDALL

John William

Lance Corporal 21291. 8th Bn., Border Regiment. Died of wounds Friday 7 September 1917. Age 24. Born Elsing. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Emmeline Kendall, of Meadow Cottage, Elsing, East Dereham, Norfolk. Buried: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. XVIII. H. 15A.

KERRISON

Donald William

Serjeant 25447. 7th Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. Formerly 1249 S. IR. Horse. Died Tuesday 16 July 1918. Born Lenwade, Norfolk. Lived Elsing. Enlisted Dublin. Buried: TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Ref. VII. C. 4.

LAWRENCE

Harry

No further information available at present.

MASON

Harry (Henry) John

Regimental Serjeant Major 3/10254. Norfolk Regiment. Died Wednesday 3 July 1918. Age 46. Buried: ELSING (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk, United Kingdom. (Not on CD)

RIX

George

Private 15743. 7th Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Monday 3 July 1916. Age 31. Born Elsing. Enlisted Swanton Morley. Son of James and Elizabeth Rix, of Elsing, East Dereham, Norfolk. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D

RIX

(Sidney) William

Private G/72683. 2nd Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Formerly TR/10/31411. T.R. Battalion. Killed in action Monday 19 August 1918. Age 20. Born and lived Elsing. Enlisted Wroxham. Son of James and Elizabeth Rix, of Elsing, East Dereham, Norfolk. Commemorated: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Ref. Panel 3

WIRE

Benjamin Reginald

Private 14139. 1st Bn., Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 27 July 1916. Age 22. Born Elsing. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Alfred and Ann Eliza Wire, of Peasland Green, Elsing, East Dereham, Norfolk. Commemorated: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France Pier and Face 1 C and 1 D

1939 – 1945

BUSHELL

Keith Stephen

Sergeant 546956. 206 Sqdn., Royal Air Force. Died Thursday 4 July 1940. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Bushell, of Elsing, Norfolk. Commemorated: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 12.

ISBELL

Gordon Richard

Private 5777782. East Surrey Regiment. Died Thursday 20 July 1944. Age 24. Son of Robert and Violet Isbell, of Elsing, Norfolk: husband of Mary Isbell. Buried: SOUTH MIMMS (ST. GILES) CHURCHYARD, Middlesex, United Kingdom.

18 July 2003

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